I have always been fascinated with fitness and physical activities. Sports have been a part of my life since I was very young; I competed in gymnastics, martial arts, wrestling, physique body building, and olympic lifting. Even as a competitive athlete I was diagnosed with hypertension at the age of 19. I knew heart disease ran in my family but I didn't know that someone as active as I was, was at risk. I learned exercising alone wasn't enough to keep the my genetic disposition at bay. I was put on medication to manage my hypertension shortly after my diagnosis and at the moment I knew I needed a better understand of how the human body worked. After doing some research, I quickly understood it had to do a lot with nutrition and so I enrolled in a nutrition program. I learned about the nuance of different foods, even healthy ones, and how they effect different functions in the body. I started to make modifications to my diet and my hypertension began to subside, within a few months and I was taken off the medication. It was a pivotal moment for me, it was then that I knew I wanted to take what I learned and help others.
I enrolled in a personal training program where I earned my training certification but before I started working with clients I knew I wanted an even greater understanding of the human body. Shortly after finishing my personal training program I decided to enroll in a massage therapy licensing program. It was in that intensive training where I discovered the powerful healing capacity of the human body, when given the right input (which includes nutrition, movement and mindful living) the body it capable of extraordinary things. I graduated with a new found purpose and passion for working with the body in a holistic way. My education, training and personal experience became the foundation for how I developed my training style and technique. The goal to the program is simple; eliminate pain, manage stress and create an over sense of wellbeing though movement, well balanced nutrition and a daily mindful practice. It has been an honor and blessing to support my clients in this way since 2013.